Ashbourne’s Medical School Programme

The Ashbourne College Medical School Programme has been running for more than 30 years since the college was established in 1981. It is designed to give students the best possible chance of entering a UK medical school.

This section provides information about what Ashbourne College has to offer to its medical candidates and guidance for students on how to prepare themselves to apply to read medical degrees.

It also contains some important information about entry requirements to medical degrees for both first-time and retake applicants.


Ashbourne Medical Booklet

Ashbourne’s Medical School Programme is run by Amy Youngman, Head of Faculty for Natural Sciences. She has been helping students apply for Medical School for more than nine years.

Amy offers individual attention and support throughout the whole application process, runs weekly Medical School workshops and conducts mock interviews. Students benefit greatly from her experience and expertise as a UCL Medical School interviewer.

Getting into medical school

Entry into medical school is not based on solid academic achievement alone. Students need to be well prepared and well informed about issues in medicine, be comfortable in the interview, gain suitable work experience and have a genuine and strong ambition to become a doctor.

Medicine is also emotionally and spiritually demanding and skills such as interacting with patients and managing extremely stressful and distressing situations are essential to becoming a successful doctor.